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B&B Looking For Mature Australian Actress To Play Recurring Role!

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The Bold and the Beautiful may just be bringing in the mother of Ivy Forrester (Ashleigh Brewer) to the canvas, if speculation is correct.

According to Soap Opera Digest, the CBS soap and international hit series, is looking to cast a woman 50-60 years old, who must be Australian.

The casting call is for the character known as “Claire”, and is expected to be filled shortly, and to tape within a few weeks.  Brewer herself mentioned in an interview with SOD, that Ivy’s mother had somewhat of a fear of flying, so if the character were ever to appear she would have to find another way to get to California!

So, who would you suggest for the role of “Claire”?  Put your casting director hats on and give us your best suggestion!

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Ivy’s mom ***IS*** named Claire – or at least, John called her that in a conversation with Eric. Of course, B&B conveniently forgot that Taylor’s surname was originally Ashford when they decided to change it to Hamilton, and that Jessica Forrester’s mom was originally said to be Hannah until Barbara Crampton came on as Maggie. Maybe they are getting it right this time?

Mark Y
Mark Y

Jessica Forrester??

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Yes—she was played by Maitland Ward and her love interest was Dylan played by Dylan Neal.

Scott Novick
Scott Novick

Jessica is Ivy’s half sister, played by Maitland Ward on the show from 1994-1996. That was the first time John Forrester was ever mentioned. John and his wife were going through a rough patch in their marriage, so John sent his daughter, Jessica, to stay with her uncle Eric and aunt Stephanie in L.A. But they just sent her – they didn’t bother to call or anything. So Jessica showed up at the Forrester mansion and was shocked to find that Stephanie had no idea she was coming, or that Eric and Stephanie were divorced. (Eric was married to Sheila at the time.) Since Stephanie pretty much had the whole mansion to herself at the time, she allowed Jessica to stay with her rather than with Eric and Sheila.

John eventually called Eric and admitted that he had sent Jessica to L.A. because he and his wife were getting a divorce. Eric and Stephanie broke the news to Jessica, who got involved with much older Forrester employee Dylan Shaw.

After John and his wife divorced, his wife showed up in LA to reconnect with her daughter. The mother was originally referred to as Hannah in conversations between Eric and Stephanie, but when we met her, they said her name was Margaret, aka Maggie (played by Barbara Crampton).

After two years of ups and downs with Dylan, including a rivalry with her mom over him, Jessica left town to join her dad (who was living in England at the time). Maggie stayed around and married James Warwick, and they were part of a triangle with Sheila.

John eventually made his way to Australia after a couple of more marriages and met Ivy’s mom.

We never saw John in the flesh until Fred Willard showed up last year. John mentioned Maggie once, but he has not mentioned Jessica at all. So Ivy has a half sister, even though it’s been just shy of two decades since we have seen her!

May King
May King

Geraldine Turner, one of Australia’s premier actresses would be PERFECT!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I know it says Australian but i believe Leslie Ann Downs could play the part…lol

vinman
vinman

Was thinking the same thought!

Carolina
Carolina

Kylie Minogue!

Half the women from the exceptional to this day “Prisoner: Cell Block H”

Harry
Harry

Rachel Ward would be perfect She’s beautiful, she’s the right age and she is an Aussie.

Joel
Joel

Kimberlin Brown. She can do accents.

Sprite
Sprite

Emma Samms would be awesome. She’s so beautiful and well known around the world, which would only boost the show’s international popularity.

Ollie
Ollie

I agree!

John T
John T

Trishy Dishy was made for it

Bonnie
Bonnie

Olivia Newton John

dimis
dimis

What about Kim Zimmer?

Mark Y
Mark Y

Love that idea

Harry
Harry

Not that scene chewer.

Noodle head
Noodle head

crystal Chappell

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Carmen Duncan comes to mind immediately.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Connie Nielsen is 50 & Danish. She had short run last year on THE GOOD WIFE as Peter Florrick’s mistress. Don’t know if she could do an Australian accent. But, she definitely has a cosmopolitan allure & can speak 8 languages.

rey
rey
Shay
Shay

Three fine actresses from the Australian primetime soap, “A Place To Call Home” come to mind. First, there is lead Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah Adams) who possesses that tall, cool blonde, regal vibe…she is quite reminiscent of OLTL’s Jessica Tuck….There is also a set of striking brunettes: the vivacious Sara Wiseman who plays (Aunt) Carolyn Bligh and Jenni Baird who portrays the icy villainess (Aunt) Regina Standish. If the show is looking for a real battleaxe, there is also Noni Hazelhurst, who fills a killer role far older than her years as matriarch Elizabeth Bligh, but is also absolutely superb. This is a wonderful show set in the postwar/early 1950’s…all sorts of yummy storylines! I would highly recommend the program. At any rate, depending upon the “type” B&B is seeking, any of these ladies would do a bang-up job, although they are of various ages. However, due to the period drama cosmetics and costumes in which they feature, each perhaps tends to look more mature than today’s modern counterparts.

sharon white
sharon white

i think leslie anne down would be a good choice

May King
May King

ME!!!

May King
May King

GERALDINE TURNER WOULD BE A STAND OUT!!

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Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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DAYS Freddie Smith and Alyssa Tabit Officially Engaged!

He popped the question and she said, “Yes!”

This weekend, Days of our Lives star Freddie Smith (Sonny Kiriakis) proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Alyssa Tabit and Instagram had the pictures to prove it!

Sharing a beautiful photo on both of their social media accounts taken in Malibu, the duo share a kiss, are dressed in white, and Alyssa is showing off that ring!  Tabit expressed: “Best. Day. EVER!!!! 💍Freddie Smith, Love you until the end of time! ♥️♥️♥️ #engaged”

Freddie simply stated: 💍Love you Alyssa Tabit”

Recently, Freddie told Soap Opera Digest that by the end of summer the two were going to get engaged.

The lovebirds also co-host their own podcast called The Freddie and Alyssa Show which is available via iTunes and YouTube.

Share your congratulations for Freddie and Alyssa via the comment section below.

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Jason Canela Reveals: “I’m Proud And Honored To Officially Be A Full-Time Member Of The Young and the Restless Family”

Former telenovela star, Jason Canela (Arturo) is staying put in Genoa City.  Canela, who is of Cuban descent, was originally brought on to The Young and the Restless as a building contractor, who winds up being the boy toy of none other than Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).

Later, his story switched and Arturo has now been romancing and paired with Nikki’s stepdaughter, Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway).

Now as Arturo becomes more entrenched in the Newman clan, Canela posted on his Instagram account that the CBS soap has signed him on as a contract player.

Jason expressed: “I’ve always believed that there are two types of artists. There are working ones and blessed ones. Thankfully I’ve had an incredible support system to always motivate me and help me push forward no matter how tough things got while I was working to become a better version of me so that one day I could be blessed. To every artist out there who feels discouraged because they have not booked that role or gotten that verse picked up in a track just remember that our line of work is not the easiest but if you truly love it then you know that if you continue to PUT IN THE WORK one day you will be blessed. Thank you to Mal Young, Sony, CBS & The Young and the Restless for believing in me and making me feel at home in Genoa city and blessing me with the opportunity to bring life to Arturo Rosales. I’m proud and honored to officially be a full time member of the The Young and the Restless family.” #Blessed #EnjoyEveryMoment

Glad to hear there is more Arturo in Genoa City and Jason is on contract at the top-rated daytime drama series? Comment below.

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